Too Cold to Hold Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Saturday, January 28, 2023 • Dallas, TX • Course Map

It might be too cold to hold on to something in Dallas outside in January, but it’s not too cold to run, an attitude embraced by the organizers of the Too Cold to Hold Half Marathon, 10K & 5K in Dallas, Texas.

The race starts and finishes in Norbuck Park in northeast Dallas. The 13.1 mile course takes runners along an out and back course, down the west side of White Bear Lake.

Runners will pass the Dallas Arboretum near the halfway point before turning around and retracing their steps back to the finish line.

The Too Cold to Hold Half Marathon also offers a virtual race option for runners who can’t make it to Dallas on race day, as well as a VIP registration option that provides a VIP area after the race, along with VIP parking and bathrooms and race insurance.

All participants receive a technical long-sleeved shirt and finisher medal, along with other running goodies and a post-race party.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in north central Texas, Dallas usually sees cool to mild winters with average January temperatures ranging between 40ºF and 66ºF. Dallas also typically experiences dry weather in the month of January, with average precipitation just above 2.5 inches for the month.

  • Jan. 28 average low temp: 38ºF
  • Jan. 28 average high temp: 58ºF

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Too Cold to Hold Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – half marathon, 10K
  • 8:30 AM – 5K

Course Time Limit

4 hours — the course closes at 12:00 PM


  • $70 – $110 for the half marathon
  • $45 – $65 for the 10K
  • $30 – $50 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of Dallas’s Too Cold to Hold Half Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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